What is Joint Commission International?
United States–based Joint Commission International (JCI) was established in 1994. It is a global healthcare accreditation organization that has audited more than 900 healthcare organizations in over 60 differing countries worldwide.
Sixteen JCI-accredited healthcare organizations – including academic medical centers, hospitals, primary health care providers, laboratories and ambulance services – are located in Qatar.
As with most certifying and accrediting endeavors, there is a question of how effective accrediting organizations are at identifying, implementing, and maintaining sustainable quality and safety systems. With the long history of The Joint Commission in the United States and the reputation of Joint Commission International for being the benchmark, third-party, independent assessment organization, Sidra Medicine is investing in this framework to improve and enhance sustainable quality and safety for its patients and families in Qatar.
What Accreditation Means
JCI maintains partnerships with the World Alliance for Health, the World Health organization (WHO), the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua), Institute for Health Care Improvement (IHI) Improvement, and many other international partners. We are confident that accreditation with JCI will provide Sidra Medicine with international assurance of the outstanding services we provide to our patients and families. Working with the JCI will also contribute to the implementation of streamlined high quality healthcare and provide patients and families of Qatar with continually advancing healthcare services standards expected by the Joint Commission accreditation process.